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tracking is overrated, share your phone numbers

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 09:36:38 +0100
To: public-privacy@w3.org
Message-ID: <643843d86162a3b1c33ba6ec33d9ebe9@opera.com>

If you have been living under a rock for the last 24h (like me at Tracking Protection WG F2F ;) ), this news [1] is quite impressive.


    If you reside in the UK and you are one of the millions 
    of subscribers to mobile operator O2, you may be alarmed 
    to learn that the carrier is sending your mobile number 
    to every website you visit on your mobile phone.
    — [1]


In your HTTP headers, there is a "x-up-calling-line-id" header with the phone number. :)


[1]: http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2012/01/25/uk-mobile-operator-o2-sends-your-phone-number-to-every-website-you-visit/ 


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Karl
Received on Thursday, 26 January 2012 08:37:16 UTC

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